Monday, August 6, 2012

Local Food Action Team Presentation

Thank you Green Umbrella Local Food Action Team for letting me present at your meeting today. It was great meeting everyone and seeing some familiar faces. It sounds like everyone is doing some really great things, and I look forward to hearing from you all. I was given the opportunity to  present about Terra Madre/Salone del Gusto and the International Congress that I was selected to be one of the US delegates for.

I asked attendees at the meeting the question, "What would you like to convey to the international food community about Cincinnati's food system?"
Here were some of the answers:

  • "Cincinnati has many opportunities for "growth" and expansion in local foods; several corporations are on-board with the movement. " - Jenny Even
  • "The need to educate children, specifically in urban areas about the importance of growing and eating healthy food. (Gabriel's Place)" - Donna Odom Lapasky
  • "Environmental sustainability in food production - ie Edible forestry and the inclusion of the arts in food production" - Melody Wolf

These are all great topics!  Please share any other topics, stories, traditions that you'd like to share.

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